Vietnam Produces Test Batch Of Sputnik V Vaccine: Russia

Vietnam Produces Test Batch Of Sputnik V Vaccine: Russia

First samples of Vietnam’s Sputnik V batch can be despatched to Russia for high quality management, RDIF mentioned (File)


Russia introduced Wednesday {that a} batch of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was produced for the primary time in Vietnam, which is battling a brand new wave of COVID-19 infections. The check batch was produced in partnership with Vietnam’s state-owned pharmaceutical firm Vabiotech, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which financially backed Sputnik V, mentioned in an announcement.

The first samples from the batch can be shipped to the vaccine’s developer — the Gamaleya Centre in Moscow — for high quality management, the RDIF added. “RDIF and Vabiotech are actively cooperating in the technology transfer process to provide easier access to Sputnik V for the population of Vietnam,” the fund’s CEO Kirill Dmitriyev mentioned within the assertion.

The president of Vabiotech, Dat Tuan Do, welcomed the announcement saying it “will help provide quality and affordable” vaccines to Vietnam and different nations within the area.

Vietnam has lately confronted a surge in new infections with the federal government placing a couple of third of the nation’s 100 million folks underneath stay-at-home orders to comprise the outbreak. The Southeast Asian nation has been gradual to obtain and administer vaccines, with simply 4.3 million doses given as of Monday.

Russia registered Sputnik V final August forward of large-scale medical trials, prompting concern amongst specialists over the fast-tracked course of. It has since been declared secure and over 90 % efficient in a report printed by main medical journal The Lancet, restoring confidence in Russia’s jab.

The RDIF has signed manufacturing agreements with a number of nations, together with India, which is predicted to provide a number of hundred million doses per 12 months. The RDIF says its two-dose vaccine has been authorized in 68 nations and that it has utilized for registration within the European Union.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)


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